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Using Lean to Increase Profitability

Lean:

The Lean Temple, covering the basic fundamentals, Flow, Workforce and Quality; all striving for Continuous Improvement

Lean is a philosophy designed to increase responsiveness and customer service by only providing:

  • what the customer values,
  • at the time they want it and
  • in the quantity they want it

 There are many tools forming the ‘Lean Temple’ (above) that help organisations striving towards Continuous Improvement and customer focus. 

Lean Benefits:

Lean has been used in all industries, from Manufacturing to Public Sector, in order to:

  • Reduce costs and increase profitability
  • Increase capacity without investment
  • Improve customer service

Lean Training and Consultancy Opportunities:

There are many Lean tools that we offer as individual training modules, as well as part of a longer Lean overview course or Roll out Programme. We also undertake consultancy to enable fast results.

Sample Lean Tools:


Sample Lean Tools

Individual Training Module

Lean Roll out Programme

Consultancy tool

Basic Fundamentals




Standard Work


X

X

Visual Management


X

X

5S (Workplace organization)

X

Basics

X

 




Flow




Takt Time


X

X

Pull Systems


X

X

JIT

X

X

X

Process Mapping

X

X

X

Value Stream Mapping

X

X

X

Hierarchical Task Decomposition


Basics

X

Kanban


X

X

SMED

X

X

X

One piece flow


X

X

Advanced load leveling



X





Workforce




Waste reduction


X

X

Problem Solving

X

X

X

TPM

X


X

Compliance Auditing


Basics

X

Team Meetings

X

Basics

X

Supervisory skills

X



Investors in People



X





Quality




Six Sigma

X


X

Voice of the Customer


X

X

Process control


X

X

Process capability


X

X

Mistake proofing (Poka Yoke)

X

Basics

X

Root cause problem solving

X

X

X

Please note that all our courses and consultancy work are tailored to meet our clients’ needs, maximizing return on investment and enabling fast and lasting results.  We can therefore combine most Lean modules into a bespoke training package to meet your needs.

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